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Government agencies own 80 percent of the land; segments of Yosemite National Park (YNP) and Stanislaus National Forest (STF) are amongst the largest. We fish, ride, hunt, hike, camp, swim, boat, photograph, picnic and bond with our families and friends within them. Proximity to federal lands is ...
April 11, 2018 - SONORA, Calif. - Stanislaus National Forest will open seasonal roads beginning April 15, but forest crews need to inspect the roads to ensure there was no damage from this year's winter storms. Scott Tangenberg, deputy forest supervisor, said workers haven't been able to inspect ...

Sonora, CA - Although most of the seasonal roads will open on the Stanislaus National Forest beginning April 15, several will remain closed due to storm damage - including one of its most popular destinations. "Our crews are just now beginning the inspections and we may find some damage that ...
Info: Stanislaus National Forest public comment period on preliminary 2019 off-highway vehicle grant applications. Forest recreation specialists and OHV managers have completed three draft grant applications proposing three off-highway vehicle projects for consideration by the California State ...
In the heat of the summer in the Stanislaus National Forest, the Trail of the Gargoyles provides the opportunity to see lupines, mule's ears, Sierra onion, Leichtlin's mariposa lily and spreading phlox, among others. There are two trails to see the wildflowers and an informative guide corresponds to ...
Chris Methot has been riding dirt bikes and other off-highway vehicles in the Stanislaus National Forest since 1984, when he rode enduro events at Deer Creek. Methot is 62 now, he lives outside Twain Harte and he still rides in the forest. Friday evening he took his buddy's 2015 KTM 500 EXC dual ...

Sonora, CA - Stanislaus National Forest officials today lifted their temporary fire restrictions in the high hazard areas that have been in place since July 20. This year's timeframe for the restrictions, according to spokesperson Diana Fredlund, was a longer one than usual and that moisture content ...
Scott Tangenberg, acting supervisor for the Stanislaus National Forest since November, will remain in charge until Kuiken arrives in late October. Tangenberg was named acting supervisor late last year when Jeanne Higgins, forest supervisor since September 2014, took on a temporary assignment ...
What: Stanislaus National Forest Public Meeting. When: Wednesday, 5 p.m.. Where: Forest Supervisor's Office, 19777 Greenley Road. Info: The Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the California Department of Housing and Community Development host the meeting, a first step in developing a woody ...
Fire hasn't always been feared the way it is now. Native Americans historically used fire to manage the landscape. It was easier to manage, however, since there were fewer communities located next to lands being burned. The Stanislaus National Forest also has used fire as a way to reduce the fuel ...
February 17, 2018 - SONORA, Calif. — The following is information regarding a prescribed burn on the Stanislaus National Forest. Prescribed Fire Name / Ranger District: Crandall Underburn, I-Bar Unit 2901, Mi-Wok Ranger District. General and Specific Location: Project area is located along Forest Road ...
Sonora, CA — Smoke will be visible in the skies above the Mi-Wok Ranger District with over 100 acres to be set ablaze on the Stanislaus National Forest if Mother Nature cooperates. The prescribed burn area is along Forest Road 3N24, off Italian Bar Road (Forest Road 2N63), south of Deer Creek is ...
Previous grants have helped pay for clearing downed trees from more than 1,600 miles of off-highway routes in the Stanislaus National Forest, law enforcement patrols on 756 miles of surface roads in the forest, printing of free Motor Vehicle Use Maps, and other education, planning, development and ...
By Diana Fredlund, Public Affairs Officer, Stanislaus National Forest. When a wildfire ignites, a call to action is sounded and firefighting personnel converge to manage the incident. However, supporting a fire incident doesn't always mean working on the fire line. There are many tasks that need to be done ...
February 9, 2018 - SONORA, Calif. — The Stanislaus National Forest is hosting a public meeting to gather feedback from OHV enthusiasts on Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor's office, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora. The forest is developing preliminary applications for the Off-Highway ...
Sonora, CA — All off-road vehicle enthusiasts are being asked to participate in grant efforts being submitted by the Stanislaus National Forest. To get feedback, forest officials are hosting a public meeting on Feb. 20 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Forest Supervisor's office located at 19777 Greenley Road in ...
Businesses hurt by much of the Stanislaus National Forest as well as the Highway 120 entrance to Yosemite National Park being closed over the lucrative Labor Day weekend that year due to the blaze were dealt what many called a double whammy when the shutdown occurred. Though there was never ...

The study focused on three experimental forest plots monitored continuously since 1929 in the Stanislaus National Forest, according to the researchers from the Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station. The researchers wanted to document the changes in the course of a century of active fire ...
Sonora, CA — The head of the Stanislaus National Forest brings news that the federal government has formally approved a Master Stewardship Agreement between Tuolumne County and the forest. It is anticipated to increase the speed and number projects over the next decade aimed at improving the ...
The Bridger-Teton National Forest has filled two of its empty leadership positions with temporary personnel. Mary Moore, a district ranger on the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and Comanch National Grasslands in Colorado, has stepped into the slot vacated by departing Jackson ...
Outside of her elected office with the City of Angels, Folendorf is separately employed by the U.S. Forest Service with the Stanislaus National Forest. She emphasizes her employment is entirely unrelated to her elected role in Angels Camp. Her experience in the Stanislaus National Forest includes work in ...
The Buchanan Road Project is distinct and separate from the Cottonwood Road Project, which is upriver at higher elevations and is being managed by Stanislaus National Forest staff. Work on Cottonwood is now ceased for winter and will resume in spring, Diana Fredlund, a spokesperson for the Forest ...
Chris Gilcrest hunted the insect for 18 years in the Stanislaus National Forest. draft. “In the Fall, they come to these mountains to hibernate,” said Gilcrest. “Ladybeetles are really picky where they land.” In the spring and summer Convergent Ladybeetles live at low elevations. At the end of Fall, Convergent ...
For example, using and possessing marijuana are still illegal on federally managed public lands that include the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park. Marijuana possession will still be illegal at Border Patrol checkpoints up and down the Golden State. The new law legalizing recreational ...
Stanislaus National Forest trail crews are cutting the new trail as they did with the existing one. Inmate crews from the Baseline Conservation Camp are also helping with the project. Kellogg said the portion of the trail under construction is closed to the public out of concern for safety. Ultimately, the goal is to ...
District 1 Supervisor Sherri Brennan could barely contain her emotion while praising a recently signed 10-year deal between the U.S. Forest Service and Tuolumne County that has potential to increase the pace and scale of restoration projects in the Stanislaus National Forest. The chairwoman of the ...
Sonora, CA — The newly appointed leader of the Stanislaus National Forest will talk about the state of the forest and some of his priorities moving forward. Jason Kuiken officially stepped into the supervisor position late last month following the departure of Jeanne Higgins who left for a position in ...
Scott Tangenberg, acting supervisor for the Stanislaus National Forest since November, will remain in charge until Kuiken arrives in late October. Tangenberg was named acting supervisor late last year when Jeanne Higgins, forest supervisor since September 2014, took on a temporary assignment at ...
You can look to his volume for more details about this unusual community in the Alpine mountains, surrounded by Stanislaus National Forest lands. In summer months there is rock climbing, hiking, kayaking, boating, swimming, camping and glamping. Winter is open for snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ...
In past years, each district on the Stanislaus National Forest had a Timber Management Officer (or TMO) and support staff in the forest supervisor's office. Now we have environmentalists walking the forest counting 50-year-old PBR cans and spotted owl hooters. For this we have the environmentalists to ...
Sonora, CA — A 264 acre prescribed burn is scheduled to be ignited during the first week of March in the Summit Ranger District. The Dry Meadow Underburn will be approximately six miles northeast of Pinecrest along Forest Road 5N02. It is in the vicinity of the Dry Meadow Fire Station. Once ignited, the ...
Tuolumne, CA — There are several burn piles putting up smoke in the Stanislaus National Forest, and it is something that will continue periodically over the coming winter months. Some of the smoke today has been visible in nearby communities (see photo). Forest Service spokesperson Diana Fredlund ...
FE_Weed_01 A team of law enforcement agents from the U.S. Forest Service, local police and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service hike deep into the Plumas National Forest to help with cleanup and protect scientists who are studying illegal marijuana grow sites. Even after a site has been raided, growers ...
This project will restore channel form, floodplain connectivity, stream bank stability and meadow vegetation on Stanislaus National Forest lands, seven miles northeast of Pinecrest in Tuolumne County. $340,000 for in-fee acquisition of approximately 12 acres of land by the California Department of Fish and ...
Ultimately, the businesses could prosper from the prototype, she said. They are focusing on salvaging dead or dying timber industries in rural areas. For the next 20 years, scientists will observe the biochar in the Stanislaus National Forest in a 16-acre plot where approximately 5,000 beetle-killed trees were ...
November 22, 2017 - SONORA, California – The fire restrictions in high hazard areas have been terminated as of Nov. 20, 2017. The Stanislaus National Forest enacted the temporary fire restrictions on July 20. A campfire permit is still required for those camping outside of developed campgrounds and can ...
Sonora, CA – Stanislaus National Forest officials today lifted their temporary fire restrictions in the high hazard areas that have been in place since July 20. This year's timeframe for the restrictions, according to spokesperson Diana Fredlund, was a longer one than usual and that moisture content just ...
It's cooler and damper at high elevations in Calaveras Big Trees State Park and the Jawbone area east of Groveland, so fire managers are planning to burn excess fuels and reduce fire threats as weather permits. In addition, temporary fire restrictions in high hazard areas of the Stanislaus National Forest ...
November 18, 2017 - SONORA, CALIFORNIA – Stanislaus National Forest fire officials announced all lightning strike fires that were burning on ...
Gottschall spent 40 years with the US Forest Service, retiring in 2004 as the Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Stanislaus National Forest. He and ...
The effects of post-fire logging after the Rim Fire, in the Stanislaus National Forest, nearly three years after the logging occurred. | Photos by ...
Tuolumne County, CA – Nearly 3,000 acres of understory will be set ablaze on the Stanislaus National Forest to help reduce forest fuels.
She introduced them to an outdoor science camp located in the Stanislaus National Forest. The only problem is the $22,000 cost to send 90 ...
Buchanan Road serves as a key access route from the township of Tuolumne to popular outdoor areas in the Stanislaus National Forest ...
Damage: 257,314 acres, mostly in Stanislaus National Forest; 1 billion board feet of lumber lost; destroyed 11 homes, 3 commercial buildings, ...
Stanislaus National Forest, CA — The Stanislaus National Forest recently posted on its website a notice of its intent to ignite prescribed burns ...
October 12, 2017 - SONORA, Calif.– The fire restrictions in moderate hazard areas have been terminated as of Oct. 10, 2017. The Stanislaus ...
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Stanislaus National Forest, which is in effect from late Friday night ...
Sonora, CA – The Stanislaus National Forest has ended its temporary fire restrictions in moderate hazard areas. The ban, which was ...
Stanislaus National Forest Spokesperson Diana Fredlund reports that it thankfully turned out to be a false alarm. Clarke Broadcasting received ...


 

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